PJ Jacobsen Is At PittRace, But Not Riding

PJ Jacobsen at Road America with his Celtic HSBK Racing crew. Photo by Brian J. Nelson.

Stock 1000 rider PJ Jacobsen, who is unable to ride at round four of the MotoAmerica Stock 1000 Championship due to injuries he sustained in an on-track incident that occurred at Road America 2, arrived at PittRace on Saturday at around 1 p.m. We caught up with Jacobsen, who was in his Celtic HSBK Racing team’s pit box after HONOS Superbike Qualifying Practice 2, and we asked him about his appearance at the track.

“I’m here to support my team,” Jacobsen said. He also provided an update on his condition and said that the burns on his skin in various spots all over his body are healing, but they are painful, and the pain is exacerbated by wearing a close-fitting leather race suit and sliding around on the seat of his motorcycle while maneuvering.

When asked when he would return to the track and race, Jacobsen said, “I’m hopeful that I’ll be good to go for the Ridge.”

Celtic Racing owner Barry Gilsenan stood nearby and nodded in approval of Jacobsen’s self-prognosis.

While Jacobsen convalesces, Jake Lewis is riding the team’s Ducati Panigale V4 R in the HONOS Superbike class. Incidentally, today (Friday) is Jacobsen’s birthday.

The Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton, Washington is the next round of the MotoAmerica Championship, and it takes place August 28-30.

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